Rob Liefeld Returns To X-Force For 30th Anniversary Special

by Brendan M. Allen

On this day 30 years ago, X-Force #1 debuted. Created by Rob Liefeld, X-Force #1 sold over 5 million copies to become one of the best-selling single issues in Marvel Comics’ history. Commemorating the anniversary of this issue, Liefeld will return to the X-Force saga with a new chapter in X-Force: Killshot.

The one-shot will feature an adventure starring Cable and his “mighty militant mutant squad,” taking readers straight back to the 90s. Cable and his counterparts will assemble five separate X-Force squadrons from various points in time to converge on Asteroid S for an all-out assault to defeat Stryfe once and for all.

It doesn’t seem to matter what awful things Liefeld says or does at this point, he will continue finding work. X-Force has evolved well beyond Rob and his nineties sensibilities, as evidenced by this now deleted tweet from earlier today:

If you can’t get enough of Liefeld and Major X, the X-Force Killshot One-Shot drops this November (if Rob doesn’t pull another Mighty Crusaders: The Shield).

Otherwise, maybe pick up Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto‘s Cable or Vita Ayala, Rod Reis and Alex Lins’ New Mutants. If you’re looking for a fantastic ‘classic’ X-Force book, try X-Force: Assault On Graymalkin by Fabian Nicieza and Greg Capullo.

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